In a city like Prague, a day trip is never enough to enjoy what the capital has to give. However, it’s always worth a visit, even if just for a few hours.
With so little time on your hands, you have to plan your day in Prague carefully. So, keep reading and feel inspired by our 6 day trip ideas for a memorable 24-hour stay in the City of Spires!
Take Advantage of Prague’s Public Transport
Many of the major attractions in Prague are within walking distance, which makes it easier to go for a day trip in the city. Nonetheless, some gorgeous landmarks, such as the Prague Castle, are located further away and are on top of a hill. To save time when visiting places with complicated paths, you can rely on Prague’s public transport. The network is efficient and developed, as it reaches plenty of relevant spots in the capital. Make use of the underground and trams, the most valuable modes of transport. There are buses in Prague as well, but they’re not allowed in the city center due to street constriction.
Visit the Old Town
Anyone who visits Prague must spare time to walk around the Old Town district. It’s the most relevant square in the historical center of Prague. Moreover, it’s home to several main attractions in the capital.
Go for a walk in this flat area and take in the cute cobbled streets, the distinctive architectural elements, and relevant cultural and historical points of interest, such as the Astronomical Clock – the oldest working astronomical clock in the world – and the Old Town Bridge Tower, an emblematic Gothic gateway to the city that was built to protect Prague in the 14th century.
Enjoy the View from a Cruise
Get on a cruise on the Vltava River and enjoy the stunning view of Prague’s top attractions and fascinating architecture. The ride lasts an hour, and it allows you to absorb Prague’s beauty from a place of comfort and tranquillity, without crowds.
Visit a Gun Range
Include a true adventure in your plans: fire some weapons at a Prague shooting range. At Prague Ranger, you don’t need a license, permit, or any experience in the gun matter. Inexperienced shooters can learn the basics with the help of a team of experts. Those who are quite familiar with the gun world can show off their skills at a distance of 15 to 500 meters. Shoot legendary cowboy guns, feel like a Soviet sniper holding a Dragunov sniper rifle or feel like a soldier with the well-known AK-47 military rifle.
Eat a Traditional Czech Meal
After a busy morning, stomachs are expected to start growling. That is your chance to truly appreciate a delicious meal of only traditional Czech food. Although we tend to focus on Prague’s amazing beer, its food is well worth eating. In a traditional Czech food restaurant, you’ll find mouth-watering soups and several meat dishes, such as the goulash and marinated sirloin. Ask locals or a tour guide for help finding the best typical Czech restaurant for an authentic experience.
Visit Lesser Town and Prague Castle
Across the iconic Charles Bridge, you find Lesser Town, an important cultural and historic district in Prague that never goes unnoticed. At the top of a hill, you’ll see the majestic Prague Castle, the largest ancient castle in the world, with an area of almost 70000m2. This monument is an absolute must-see, so take tram 22 or 23 and go for a quick visit.
Enjoy the view at Letna Beer Garden
Finish your day at Letna Park, also known as Letna Beer Garden, where you can rest while enjoying the marvelous view of Prague and the Vltava River. While you’re there, cross another must-do off your list and have an extraordinary Czech beer. Feel free to choose among Pilsner, Master’s amber lager, Kozel’s dark lager, and Gambrinus.